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A Good Life
Thinking about a good life is really important. What do you want to happen in your life? What will make your life good? What things do you want to stay the same and what do you want to change? The following ...

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A personal story of choice and control
Written by Lauren Hislop. Lauren a social researcher with three university degrees.  ...

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All the way to India
A trip to India really made Nidhi think about inclusion. 

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Become a Leader Online
Become a Leader Online will let you learn how to be a leader in your own life and in the community, all at your own pace! Complete one or all of the topics and start taking control straight away. The ...

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Book About Me
Lots of people have decided to make a book about themselves to help other people get to know them and support them better. It means that instead of thinking about these things each time you meet somebody ...

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Choice
Making choices is an important part of taking control of your life. Making choices is not always easy. Some choices will take some time. You may need to talk to other people to get ideas. You may need ...

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Choosing A Service Provider
You may need support to do the things that you want to do. You may want to use a service provider to help with that. It is an important decision that you should think about carefully. There are tips about ...

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Choosing Staff
Choosing what you want to do is great. Choosing who supports you to do it can make a big difference, too. Lots of people have decided to choose who supports them and what they will do. It's a big decision ...

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Chris Tia: Learning to walk again
Report on the trial of Cyberdyne's HAL exoskeleton device, a potential walking aid for people with Polio by Christopher Tia.

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Clare Walsh: Reflections on leadership
Clare Walsh was selected to take part in our Young Leaders 2016 program. Running between March and May this year, the course was the final face-to-face installment in our Become a Leader program and focused ...

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Erika Lake: My Big Plan workshops
A group of Port Macquarie carers saught funding to implement a series of workshops using the person centred planning strategy 'My Big Plan.

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Glenn Kesbah: Disability access and mobility audit
Most disabled toilet doors have spring closer mechanisms that are set way too hard for me to open

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Goals
A goal is something you want. Sometimes you have to plan how to make a goal happen. Achieving a goal may take many different steps and could take a short time or a long time. You can have small goals and ...

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Home
Where you live can make a big difference to how happy you are. This section will give you ideas if you are thinking about changing the place you live or if you want to move to a place that suits you.  ...

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In the workplace
What does inclusion in the workplace really look like?

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Individuals
There are four workbooks in this Become a Leader course. We think you will learn the most if you complete them in order, 1 - 4. We always suggest working with somebody that you trust or at least having ...

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Inspired by those around me
Lauren reflects on what the Become a Leader program meant for her. 

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Jasmine: mindDog provides a new leash on life!
I applied for a Run Project because I wanted to gain my confidence back and have more stability in my life. 

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Kylie and Nas: Learning from one another
Nas and Kyle worked together as mentor and mentoree in the Wollongong program. 

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Lauren Hislop
Lauren explores choice and control in her life and what it's like to work with others. 

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Leonie Slade: Community through communications
Leonie’s experience in the leadership program was a positive one. She wanted to convey her perspective as a person with a hearing disability.

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Living Life My Way
Alanna transforms from public speaker to full blown leader. 

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Local Community Connections
Being part of a community makes us feel like we belong. It makes us feel connected and like we can depend on people when we need to. In turn, these people can depend on us. Having community connections ...

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Making Friends
Meeting new people and getting to know those people better is called making friends. The best way to make friends is to be places where people are.  Click on the colourful boxes below to download the ...

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Making friends and connections
Friends and connections are an essential part of anybodys life however for people with disability it's not always as simple as Nidhi Shekeran explores in this piece about social inclusion...

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Managing a Personal Budget
When you get funding from the government you have to make choices about managing money. It can be confusing. What do I need to do to manage a budget? What can I spend my money on? What help do I want to ...

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My Learning Matters
My Learning Matters is an online tool made by My Choice Matters to help you get the most out of the changing disability support system. We want you to be as prepared as possible and this means you have ...

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Nidhi Shekeran
Nidhi explores social inclusion in different settings. 

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Persistence and Resilience: From institutions to aged care
This is the story of Debbie McKenzie's life and her participation in the Become a Leader program. It was told to My Choice Matters by Debbie and her support worker Gillian.

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Public transport
A look at how accessible public transport really is. 

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Q&A with Upcoming Leader Quang Nguyen
Quang is a graduated Parramatta leader, forging the way for leaders with an intellectual disability. 

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Resources for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community
Below there are resources made for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  My Choice Matters resources Good Life Workbook 1: Needs and Dreams Good Life Workbook 2: Feeling Valued Good ...

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Resources from other organisations
...  this video people with cerebral palsy share their stories on how they are achieving their goals. (Cerebral Palsy Alliance) Setting goals and accessing the community This booklet was written for Australia ...

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Resources in your language
My Choice Matters have translated three of our most popular planning tools into a number of community languages. Please see below for the Good Life workbooks 1, 2, and 3 in Hindi, Arabic, Chinese, Tamil, ...

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Robina Yasmin: My Culture, My Religion, My Choice
On the 18th December 2014 & the 29th January 2015 forums were held at MDAA NSW hosted by Robina Yasmin.

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Speaking Up & Rights
To have the good life that you want you need to say what you want and you need to say when you are not happy. This section will give you tips to speak up. It will help you get ready when you want to speak ...

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Trying New Things
When you try new things you not only have a new experience but you meet new people. This is good for feeling connected in your community.  You just have to remember that when you don't like one new thing, ...

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William Bagatcholon: Being gay and Christian
I am a carer but also a person with my own hopes and dreams. However throughout my life I have often felt that I needed to hold my true self back.

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Work
Having a job can be great. You can learn things, you can meet people, and you can get money to buy the things you want. You need to think carefully about the type of job you want. Then you need to think ...

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Young-Joo Byun
Young-Joo is Korean and has been in Australia for 31 years.

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